Houseboat Cruising on Corroboree Billabong

A few days on a houseboat on the Corroboree Billabong is possibly the highlight of our 2021 Topend Tour. Corroboree Billabong is a waterway system that is part of the Mary River Wetlands. It is located about 90 minutes from Darwin along the Arnhem Hwy, on the way to Kakadu. Kakadu offers spectacular cruises on …

The Jayco Hawk has Landed

The Places We Set Up Camp in 2020 In 2020 we bought our first van, a 2008 Jayco Hawk. Unfortunately, also in 2020, travelling and camping became highly restricted for obvious reasons. Considering that, we think we have done all right, setting up camp in 25 different locations over three trips of about two weeks …

Recharging In Tuscany

The original plan for our European holiday was to stay longer in a little village in Tuscany, base ourselves for a month or two, and really live the dream and relax. Due to the difficulty of getting a visa for that long, we reduced our total trip to only three months and allocated only a week in the …

Picnics in the Cape Winelands

At first, we thought that heading to the highly recommended wine region near Cape Town would not be very interesting for the kids. In the end, we thought what the hell we’ll go anyway, we need to factor in some adult time on our month-long trip to South Africa! We flew into Cape Town from …

Sun and A City

After a 12 hour flight and another couple of hours driving from Johannesburg  Airport, we didn’t really feel like doing much when we arrived at Sun City, which was our first stop on our month-long tour of South Africa. However, with only a short stay here and having paid a premium on accommodation compared to all other locations, we …

Hitting the Tracks at Wharncliffe Mill

When one of our friends first suggested camping at Margaret River during winter we were not convinced. Heading south of Perth at that time of year was guaranteed to be very cold. As there were many other families deciding to go we reluctantly joined in the hope of a fun weekend. Having a bunch of friends to share …

Fonty’s Pool is Cool

As usual we went looking for accommodation for our summer holiday camping trip a little late. We had been planning to stay at Fonty’s pool campground ever since we passed by on our around Australia trip in 2006 (it was full then). The only time available this year was just before Christmas, which was not when we wanted …

Back In Time At Donnelly River

As we drove into Donnelly River we were instantly reminded of why we like it so much here. This was our second visit, and the rows of old miller’s cottages speak of another time when the pace of life was much slower. As we arrived, our phone and internet connection to the outside world was …

Step Back in Time at Murchison House Station

Murchison House Station is an old cattle station sprawling out from the seaside town of Kalbarri, 6 hours north of Perth. While on a holiday in Kalbarri, we were only dragged out there as friends were camping at the property. The station offered a self-guided tour of the property and old buildings, which turned out to …

Memorable Hostel Experiences

Top-10 List: Our Most Memorable Hostel Experiences [ more Top-10 Lists ] This list is our own personal top ten based on what we have seen and experienced in our travels. We stayed in a lot of hostels, and by the end of our year away we remember these experiences for both good and bad reasons. …